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Is Philanthropy the Same As Plutocracy?

January 26, 2015 /

by Larry Checco


In the philanthropy versus policy debate, the entire democratic process is at stake. [caption id="attachment_8013" align="alignright" width="322"] When wealthy people like the Koch brothers, the Gateses and others finance the...

Can Philanthropy Fix Our Inequality?

January 24, 2015 /

by Bob Lord


Billionaire Bill Gates believes the charitable giving of the rich will alleviate inequality. Is he correct? In a blog post not too long ago, Bill Gates criticized Thomas Piketty for...

Plutocracy with a Philanthropic Face

September 10, 2011 /

by Sam Pizzigati


Not all plutocrats scheme in the shadows like the rabidly right-wing Koch brothers. We need to learn how to recognize plutocracy's more subtle putches. The best primer? The battle over...

Understanding Our National Empathy Deficit

August 11, 2011 /

by Inequality.org


The life experiences of the wealthy, new psychological research suggests, leaves the rich less compassionate and altruistic than people of more modest means. Patriotism, as Samuel Johnson suggested long ago,...

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